New Tallest Building West of the Mississippi Now Open
"After three years of construction, the Wilshire Grand Center opens its doors to the public Friday," reports Andrea Bernstein. "The 73-story building includes restaurants, stores, offices and a nearly 900-room hotel."
The building holds a special distinction: "At 1,100 feet, the skyscraper is the tallest building west of the Mississippi (82 feet taller than the US Bank building, which previously held that distinction)."
Bernstein provides angles into what makes the new skyscraper noteworthy, including the lack of a helipad on its roof.